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Accommodations for students with disabilities

Your disability shouldn't prevent you from studying what interests you -- and what you have the ability to achieve. If you have special needs, the university can help you with different kinds of services. Here are are examples that might be useful for you. Norwegian version - Tilrettelegging av studiesituasjon

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Finding solutions for you #

Book a meeting with us at the Disability Office, and we'll sit down together and find the best solutions for you. Some of our special needs offers could have an application deadline.

Mentoring #

Mentoring is a restricted offer for students normally with educational support from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV).

A mentor meets with you once a week to help you structure and organize your studies. You can also report your assignments and goals to your mentor, who can then help you make certain that you get them done. Your mentor is also a student, and has experience with student life and challenges.

The university's ability to offer mentor scheme is somewhat limited. The Disability Office must try to find mentors who are suited to your needs. Unfortunately, the university can't guarantee that you will get one. Make an appointment, and we will concider your situation and needs.

Reading room accommodations #

Some of the university's reading rooms have work stations with accommodations for students with disabilities. There are also offices and reading room desks for students who need a permanent location to work. The university can customize the work area for your specific needs. Application deadline: 15th September (autumn) and 15th February (spring).

You can find application forms in Norwegian by clicking the links under.

NTNU Trondheim: http://www.bit.ly/Soknadtrondheim

NTNU Gjøvik: http://www.bit.ly/Soknadgjovik

Borrow audio or Braille textbooks #

You can listen to audio versions of textbooks or borrow Braille versions. The Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille has 14,000 audiobooks and 5,000 Braille books available, although not surprisingly, most are in Norwegian. The University Library can help you to convert your text books into audio books at scanning stations at the Dragvoll Library and the Technology Library.

Sound Recordings #

It's possible to make recordings of classes if your professor has given you permission beforehand.

Help with taking notes #

Students whose disabilities make it physically difficult for them to write can get help with taking notes in classes. The helper - who is also a student - takes notes for you.

Delayed deadlines/extra time #

If your disability is preventing you from delivering your academic work on time, it's possible to be granted extra time in such cases. Your teachers and the institute will make the dicision, based on statements from your doctor or other experts. Contact your insitute or the Disability Office.

Follow-up meetings #

You are always welcome to stop by us at the Disability Office. We can give help and advice with your daily challenges as a student. Don't hesitate to make contact if you have questions or the need to talk. It's usually better to do it before the situation gets too difficult.

Inform your academic contacts #

The Disability Office can assist you in informing professors and other academic contacts about your special needs. We also have some leaflets which can be handed out.

Contact #

The Disability Office, for students with disabilities email: tilrettelegging@st.ntnu.no.

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